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Organization/Scholarship Criteria Form of Assistance & Deadline
AAUW Educational Foundation AAUW Career Development Grants (319) 337-1716
aauw@act.org
Foundation@aauw.org
Web site
US citizen/permanent resident Woman re-entering work force, changing careers, advancing current career, & in early stages of academic studies. $2000 - $12,000 grant. Deadline: December 15 Applications are made available August 1 - December 15 Can be downloaded from www.aauw.org
Adolph van Pelt Scholarship Association on American Indians Affairs, Inc.
Patsey Seaboy Scholarship Coordinator
Box 268
Sisseton, SD 57262
(800) 895-2242
(605) 698-3998
Undergraduate. Native American (at least 1/4 degree Indian blood from a federally recognized tribe). Types of Fellowships (Call telephone number for specific criteria for each fellowship):
Sequoyah Graduate Fellowship
AAIA/Florence Young Memorial Fellowship
AAIA/Adolph van Pelt Special Fund for Indians Scholarships
Emergency Aid and Health Professions Scholarship
Displaced Homemaker's Scholarships
Please include a certificate of enrollment and blood quantum from your tribe or B.I.A. $5000 academic year based upon merit $500 to $800 $100-$400 during the academic school year
American Cancer Society Childhood Cancer Program
1626 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Web site
Diagnosis of cancer before age 21. Current age under 25. Reside within the southeast region (Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery) Acceptance at an accredited school $1000 first year $1000 second year
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
Department of Diversity Programs
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-227-5558 ext. 6250
Web site
African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students pursuing four-year degrees in chemical sciences; chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, environmental science. Scholarships are renewable if all initial eligibility criteria are maintained throughout undergraduate study. Up to $3000 per year Deadline: November 1 to March 1
American Indian Graduate
Center Fellowship

4520 Montgomery Blvd.,
NE Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 881-4584
Web site
Must be an American Indian of a federally - recognized tribe. An enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native Group, or possesses one-fourth degree (U.S. federally recognized) Indian blood. Pursuing a master's or doctorate degree as a full-time graduate student at an accredited school in the U.S. In need of financial aid. Applicant must apply for federal financial aid and campus based aid. Need based scholarship Deadline: June 1 Application packet available in January
American Indian Scholarship
Arrow, Inc.
1000 Connecticut Ave,
NW Suite 1206
Washington D.C. 20036
202-296-0685
Must be an American Indian Award: $100
Association on American
Indian Affairs

Emergency Aid and Health Professions Scholarships
(605) 698-3998 Aaia_scholarships@sbtc.net
Web site
For full-time undergraduate students; must be at least ¼ degree Indian blood and from a federally recognized tribe. Various other undergraduate and graduate scholarships are also available. Deadline: July 20th Amount: $100 - $400
Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program
National Park Service
1849 C Street, NW (MIB 3127) Washington, DC 20240
Attn: Gary E. Machlis
(202) 208-5391 gmachlis@uidaho.edu
Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program National Park Service 1849 C Street, NW (MIB 3127) Washington, DC 20240 Attn: Gary E. Machlis (202) 208-5391 gmachlis@uidaho.edu $25,000 per year for up to three years. Honorable mention: $2000 one-time scholarship. Deadline: June 1
Cape May County Medical Society Auxiliary Scholarship
Burdett Tomlin Memorial Hospital Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 (609) 463-2000
Resident of Cape May County pursuing a healthcare career. $1000 Scholarship Deadline: Early May
Catching the Dream Scholarship 8200 Mountain Road,
NE Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351 Nscholarsh@aol.com
Web site
American Indian students of any age from any U.S. tribe and in any state striving to get an education. All awards are based on merit academic achievement and ambition. Must be at least 1/4 Native American to apply. Must be an enrolled member of U.S tribe with documentation to prove that. Various scholarships. Deadline: Summer Session: March 15 Fall Session: April 15 Winter Session: September 15
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Higher Education Scholarship
Department of Education
PO Box 38
Concho, OK 73022
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe member. Full or Part time student. Need and academic achievement based. $1000/semester max. scholarship Deadline: June 1 and November 1
Cherokee Nation Higher
Education Grant

PO Box 948
Tauequah, OK 74465
Phone: (918) 456-0671
(918) 458-6286 fax
Web site
Student must have Cherokee National tribal membership and Certificate Degree of Indian Blood cards. Must apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Not eligible for Federal Pell (FAFSA) must have permanent residence in state of Oklahoma. Up to $15,000 varies by program April 1
CJW Medical Center
Department of Human Resources 7101 Jahnke Road
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 323-8890
Web site
New graduates hired as full time CJW employees may be eligible to receive up to $200 per month to repay student loans. Externship program available to rising seniors for 6-8 weeks in summer. Upon completion individuals who agree to become CJW employees upon graduation may receive $1000 for Senior year. Loan Forgiveness. New Graduates hired as FT CJW employees may commit 1-5 years and receive $1200 - $5000 to pay student loans.
Delaware Academy of Medicine Suite L10.
4765 Ogletown Stanton Road Newark, DE 19713
(302) 733-3900
Web site
Must be a Delaware resident studying medicine or dentistry or Allied Health Awards are based on financial need and academic records. $1,000-$5,000 loans Deadline: May 15th
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary
National Education Loan Fund National Headquarters Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary 3725 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076
Must be a full-paid life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Must be a full-time student attending a U.S. institution or a grandchild of a full paid life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Interest free loan of a maximum of $2,500 Deadline: April 25 Request application by March 1.
District 1199C Fund Training
1319 Locust St., 1st floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
Contact: Mary Clark
(215) 735-5555
Must be union member for one year in a contributing bargaining unit of 1199C. Must be enrolled in an allied health or nursing program. FT. up to $10,000 Deadline: March 1
Ford Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities Fellowship Office
TJ-2041 National Research Council 2101 Constitution Avenue Washington, DC 20418
(202) 334-2872
infofell@nas.edu
Web site
Must be U.S. citizen or national who are members of the following ethnic minority groups: Native American Indian, Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African American, Mexican, American/Chicana or Chicano, Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian) or Puerto Rican. Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Stipend of $30,000 for one year; $3000 travel and relocation allowance; $2000 cost-of-research allowance; $2500 employing institution allowance. Deadline: January 7
Gates Millennium Scholars
P.O. Box 10500
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Toll-Free 1-877-690-GMSP
Web site
* Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
* Have applied to and have been accepted into or are enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university for the academic year at the time of the award.
* Have applied to and have been accepted into a graduate degree program in mathematics, science (including life sciences, physical sciences and computer science), engineering education or library science for the academic year at the time of the nomination is complete.
* Have significant financial need as defined by the federal needs analysis formula; demonstrated leadership ability through participation in community service, extracurricular activities or other activities.
Must be either an African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific American or Hispanic citizen/permanent resident of the United States. Awards vary upon student's need. Deadline : January 13
Gibson Foundation Low-Interest Education Loan Program
Addison H. Gibson Foundation
One PPG Place Suite 2230 Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-1611
(412) 261-5733 (fax) Ldunbar@gibson-fnd.org
Web site
Must be a resident of Western PA who has completed at least one full-time year at the college or university from which a (BA, BS or graduate) degree will be earned. Must be in good academic standing (2.8 GPA or higher), existing educational debt (Stafford, Direct, Ford, Perkins, private...) must be within established parameters. Loan availability: Undergraduate: a total of $12,000 Graduate: a total of $18,000 To be equally divided between years remaining. Call or see web site for more information.
The John Gyles Education Fund Attn: The Secretary
P.O. Box 4808,
712 Riverside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada, E3B 5G4
Send only a self addressed, stamped envelope
All applicants (graduate and undergraduate) must be of Greek descent, be a U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden or Gloucester Counties, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem in Jersey, Berks, Lancaster, Lehigh in Pennsylvania Must have outstanding academic qualifications and financial need. Must be enrolled full time in a degree program at an accredited four year college Undergraduate Scholarships
Dorizas Memorial Scholarship The Founders Scholarship The Christopher Demetris Scholarship The Paideia Scholarship - Academic excellence is the primary consideration; no financial information is required. The parents must be current members in good standing for at least three years. Graduate Scholarships
The Dr. Nicholas Padis Memorial Graduate Scholarship - The amount will be awarded to a qualifying senior undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a graduate degree full time at an accredited university or professional school. Academic Excellence is the primary consideration for this scholarship.
Deadline: April 20 for all scholarships All scholarships: $2000
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
One Sansome Street,
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 445-9930
info@hsf.net
Web site
(download application after
1st week of August)
Must be of at least half Hispanic background and a US citizen or permanent resident. High school graduate (or GED) having earned at least 15 undergraduate credits from an accredited college in the US or Puerto Rico with a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (3.5 on a 5.0 scale). $1000 - $3000 scholarship Deadline: October 15
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute (202) 296-0009
1001 Connecticut NW, Suite 632 Washington DC, 20036 info@hsfi.org
Web site
Supported annually by the U.S. department of energy. Deadline: TBD Amount: TBD
Indian Health Program
Office of Indian Education
200 Maryland Ave SW Room 2177 Washington, DC 20202
(202) 401-1887
Assistance to undergrad and grad students preparing for careers in medicine, law, engineering, natural resources, business administration, education, psychology or related fields. Deadline: TBD Amount: TBD
Japanese American
Citizens League

Masao Satow Building
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 921-5225
(415) 931-4671 fax
jacl@jacl.org
Web site
Various scholarships, some specific to the health care field, available to National JACL members (parent membership is not sufficient). Awards range from $1000 - $5000 Applications will be available in October.
Lemberg Scholarship Loan
Fund, Inc.

Michael Novick, Director
430 Park Avenue, Ste. 505
New York, NY 10022 micnovick@aol.com
Jewish men and women with outstanding academic records whom face financial difficulties pursuing a higher education. Eligible for interest-free loans must be attending accredited colleges and universities engaged in the pursuit of academic work or professional courses leading to a recognized degree. Interest free loan. Loans must be repaid within ten (10) years after the completion of course of study or from the termination date of studies for any reason. Deadline: April 15
Let's Get Creative
Laura DiFiore, Administrator
779 Denver Avenue
Calhan, CO 80808
(719) 347-2602
lara@freschinfo.com
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident, Canadian citizen or permanent resident, a current college undergraduate student or current graduate student. Must also be planning on attending at least part-time, any accredited college in the United States or Canada in the fall term. Short Stories: up to $1000. Poetry: Up to $250 Deadline: June 1
The Louise C. Nacca Memorial Scholarship Fund
1st Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey
7 Sanford Avenue
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 751-0200 ext. 223
A New Jersey resident with a permanent physical disability and attending or planning to attend college or graduate, professional, business or technical school. Must be between the ages of 18-45 with a permanent physical disability. You do not have to attend a school in New Jersey. Can be used for almost any post secondary educational or training institution that will prepare a disabled person for a career profession or occupation. Contact the organization for more information Deadline January 31st of each year
Mercy Suburban Hospital
Human Resources Susan Bank, Recruiter
2701 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 278-2121
Full or part time employees FT employees (37.5 – 40 hrs) $3000 after six months of employment. For tuition assistance reimbursed after completion of course.
National Federation of the Blind
42 S. 15th Street, Suite 222 Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 988-0888
Web site

Must be legally blind and pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the fall semester in the United States. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, service to the community and financial need. See requirements for each scholarship.
Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship No additional restrictions apply National Federation of the Blind No other restrictions apply
Melva T. Owen Memorial Scholarship No other restrictions apply
Hermione Grant Calhoun Scholarship Winner must be a woman
Mozelle & Willard Gold Memorial Scholarship No additional restrictions apply
Frank Walton Horn Memorial Scholarship No additional restrictions apply
Kuchler-Killian Memorial Scholarship No additional restrictions apply
E.U. Parker Scholarship No additional restrictions apply
Howard Brown Rickard Scholarship Winner must be studying or planning to study in the fields of law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or the natural sciences.
National Federation of the Blind Scholarships No restrictions apply except one will be given to a person working full-time who is attending or planning to attend a part-time course of study which will result in a new degree and broader opportunities in present or future work.
$12,000 - One scholarship only.

$10,000 - One scholarship $7,000 - Two scholarships

$5,000 - Four scholarships

$3000 - One scholarship

$3000 - One scholarship

$3000 - One scholarship - preference will be given to those who are studying architecture or engineering

$3000 - One scholarship

$3000 - One scholarship

$3000 - One scholarship

$3000 - Sixteen scholarships

Deadline: March 31
National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Attn: Selection Committee
P.O. Box 728 Novato, CA 94948
215-892-9971
Web site
See website for details

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program ORAU,
P.O. Box 3010
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3010
(865) 241-4300 (from international locations)
(866) 353-0905 (toll-free from U.S. and Canada)
nsfgrfp@orau.gov
(865) 241-4513 fax
Must be a graduate student studying science, mathematics or engineering. Must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident at the time of application. Applicants must be in the early stages of their graduate study in science, mathematics or engineering. Three-year fellowship which provides a stipend of $27,500 for a twelve month tenure and a cost of education allowance of $10,500 per tenure year. The awards are based on merit.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Deborah Holmes
444 N. 3rd Street 5th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 560-1900
Must have a disability that causes a vocational impediment to employment and it can be shown that OVR services will enable that person to become employable. A state agency that assists eligible persons with disabilities to obtain employment. May provide tuition assistance to eligible applicants. Must apply at least 3 months before start of semester. Deadline: None specified
Pennsylvania National Guard Scholarship Fund
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Annville, PA 17003-5002 Mary.sibrava@pa.ngb.army.mil
Member in good standing in any Pennsylvania Army or Air National Guard unit, or child of a PA National Guard member who died or was permanently disabled while on National Guard duty, and a full time student in an undergraduate program (at least twelve credit hours). Scholarship, amount not specified. Deadline: March 1 - May 1
Pennsylvania New Economy Pennsylvania State Grant
1200 North Seventh Street Harrisburg, PA 17102-1444
1-800-692-7435
To qualify for either program, a student must: Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a high school graduate, enrolled at PHEAA-approved Pennsylvania school, maintain at least 3.0 cumulative average of the equivalent during post-secondary study; this will be checked annually, apply for the Federal Pell Grant and Pennsylvania State Grant.

Sci-Tech Scholarship - At least a sophomore who is enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in an approved Pennsylvania public or private college or university. Qualifications are: Complete an approved internship or relevant work experience in a technology- intensive field with a company which has operations in Pennsylvania, prior to receiving a degree

Technology Scholarships - Must be enrolled in an approved science or technology program at an approved Pennsylvania community college, independent two-year college or licensed technical institute. Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) during post-secondary study, begin employment in the state within one year after completion of studies, one year for each year that the grant was awarded, and apply for a Federal Pell Grant and Pennsylvania State Grant.
Note: These scholarships will turn into loans if a student fails to satisfy the requirements of the eligible program or fails to perform the work obligation.




$3,000 per year based on total educational costs (tuition and mandatory fees, room board and an allowance for books) to students who are enrolled full-time, for a maximum of three years (with certain exceptions for approved five year degree programs).





$1,000 per year based on total educational costs (tuition and mandatory fees, room board and an allowance for books) to Pennsylvania high school graduates who don't seek a four year education but do want to succeed in a technology - based economy. Part-time students enrolled for at least three semester credits per semester or the equivalent are eligible to be considered for a grant based on tuition and mandatory fees as reported by the school less any federal Pell and State Grant aid, up to a maximum of $1000 or 20% of their tuition and mandatory fees, whichever is less.
Pine Family Foundation, Inc.
401 West 37th Street
Austin, TX 78705-1313
(512) 467-6166
*Applications can be obtained from: Sharon Cartledge 1000 JoJo Road Pensacola, FL 32514
Be engaged in active research toward the cure of Alzheimer's and AIDS, be working toward a graduate degree, submit a letter from the supervising professor, submit a curriculum vitae, submit a progress report at agreed upon intervals, limit use of funds for administrative purposes to a maximum of 5%, Submit a letter detailing how funds are to be used and designate a person to oversee the spending of funds. For grant applicants, you must: Conduct research on Alzheimer's or Aids, limit use of funds for administrative purposes to a maximum of 5%, submit curriculum vitae(s) of principal investigator, submit a letter detailing how funds are to be used, and designate a person to oversee the spending of funds. $10,000 - $20,000 Deadline: March 15
PresbyHomes & Services Corporate Office
2000 Joshua Road
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
(610) 834-1001
info@presbyomes.org
Six months of full-time employment at 32 hours per week. Courses must be through accredited college, university, professional, technical school. Course must be job related. Employee tuition reimbursement. $ 1500 per calendar year. Satisfactory completion of course requirements with a grade of C or better.
Presbyterian Church Native American Education Grant
Frances Cook
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 569-5760
MariaA@ctr.pcusa.org
Web site
Be a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.; demonstrate financial need; be high school graduates or GED recipients; preference will be given to students who have completed at least one semester of work at an accredited institution of higher education. $200 - $2500 scholarship/yr. Deadline: June 15 Applications may be downloaded from website www.pcusa.org/financialaid Questions contact Frances Cook Fcook@ctr.pcusa.org
(888) 728-7228 ext. 5776
Jeannette Rankin Foundation P.O. Box 6653
Athens, GA 30604
(706) 208-1211
info@rankinfoundation.org
Web site
Must be a woman, 35 yrs. or older, a U.S. citizen and in critical financial need. Enrolled or accepted in an accredited college pursuing a technical education, an associate's degree, or a 1st bachelor's degree. $2,000 (at least 20 scholarships) Deadline: March 1st of each year Applications are available from November 1st - February of each year Download an application from the Web site.
Saburo Kido Memorial Scholarship Japanese American Citizens League
1765 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 921-5225
Undergraduate student. Applicant must be a JACL member. At least $1000 scholarship All scholarship information and applications can be obtained at www.jacl.org Deadline: April 1
Synod of the Trinity, Racial Ethnic Educational Scholarship Presbyterian Church (USA)
3040 Market St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Full-time undergrad. Resident of PA, WV, or select OH counties. Member of a racial minority. Scholarship varies Deadline: April 30th Applications Online:
Web site
Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund Scholarship America One Scholarship Way
P.O. Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082
Deb Johnson, Program Manager (507) 931-0452
Web site

Students who have previously obtained a bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply.
Must be a women who received their high school diploma or GED no later than September 1997; reside in the United States; enrolled or planning to enroll full-or part-time in an accredited 2- or 4- year college or university or vocational-technical school; and have at least two semesters (or a minimum of 24 credit hours) remaining to complete their undergraduate as of the beginning of the 2007 fall academic term. Five $10,000 and fifty $1000 scholarships. Deadline January 3 All applications must be postmarked by March 3. Talbots and Scholarship America associates and family members are not eligible.
Tylenol Brand Scholarship Fund
Web site
Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate course of study in the fall at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational technical school. This includes those students currently enrolled in an undergraduate course of study and who have one or more years of school remaining. Amount: $10,000 and $1,000 grants awarded
Veteran's Tuition Credit Program New Jersey Dept. of Military & Veteran's Affairs
DVP-VBB PO Box 340
Trenton, NJ 08625-0340
US veteran who has served on active duty between 12/31/60 & 5/7/75. NJ resident for at least one year prior to applying. Live in NJ at the time of Induction into the Armed Forces. $400/yr scholarship FT student $200/yr scholarship PT student Deadline: Oct. 1 (Fall) March 1 (Spring)
Women of the Evangelical *Lutheran Church in America 8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-4189
Ms. Sally B. Sedgwick
(773) 380-2746
1800-638-3522 ext. 2747
sally.sedgwick@elca.org
Web site
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; be at least 21 years old; have experienced an interruption of two or more years since the completion of high school. A. Amelia Kemp Memorial Fund: For ELCA women of color in undergraduate, graduate, professional or vocational course of study.
B. The Kahler Fund, Vickers/Raup Memorial Fund, Emma Wettstein Fund: For ELCA women studying for service in health professions associated with ELCA projects abroad
C. The Cronk Memorial Fund, First Triennium Board, General, Mehring, Paepke, Piero/Wade/Wade Edwin/Edna Robeck Scholarships: For ELCA women in undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational courses of study.
D. Irene Drinkall Franke, Mary Seeley Knudstrup Scholarship: For ELCA women in graduate study preparing for occupations in Christian service.
Deadline: All scholarships: Application material must be postmarked and mailed to Women of the ELCA by February 15. All applicants receive written notification of the Scholarship Committee's decision on May 16.
Women's Overseas Service League Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 7124
Washington, DC 20044-7124
For women only. Students committed to advancement in military or other public service careers.
Must have successfully completed a min. of 12 semester hours of study with a min. of 2.5 GPA. Must agree to enroll for a min. of 6 semester hours each academic period. Must be admitted to an institution of higher learning in a program leading to an academic degree. $500 to $1000 annually Deadline: March 1 See
Web site
for guidelines and required application forms.